What is the Queen’s full name and why do royals have multiple names?

The Queen in Windsor on her 90th birthday

The Queen actually has a full name (Image: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Of course, we all know the Queen as, well…the Queen.

Her regnant name is Queen Elizabeth the second. And when referring to or addressing the Queen, it is appropriate to use Her or Her Majesty.

However, the Queen was not born a monarch and was once (70 years ago) referred to as Princess Elizabeth.

Members of the royal family typically have multiple first names in addition to their titles and styles. Because of this, their surnames are rarely used.

So, for those wondering, what is the Queen’s full name?

What is the Queen’s full name?

The Queen’s full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.

Queen Elizabeth II of England

Queen Elizabeth II was named Elizabeth Alexandra Mary at birth (Image: Getty).

A surname through and through, it seems the Queen was named after several female relatives.

Her mother was also called Elizabeth. She became known as Queen Elizabeth as the consort of her husband King George VI and was later given the title as The Queen Mother.

alexandra It is believed to have been inspired by the Queen’s great-grandmother, Queen Alexandra.

Sometimes known as Alexandra of Denmark, she was Queen of the United Kingdom and other territories from 1901 to 1910 as consort to her husband, King Edward VII.

Maria appears to be a tribute to the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary, often known as Mary of Teck.

Queen Elizabeth II as a child at her father's coronation

The Queen Mother (far left), a young Princess Elizabeth and Queen Mary on the balcony at the coronation of King George VI. (Image: Fox Photos/Getty)

Her first name was actually Victoria, but she was more commonly known as Mary and was Queen consort to King George V from 1910 to 1936.

Last but not least: Elizabeth is of the House of Windsor so her surname if ever used would be windsor.

It’s not Mountbatten-Windsor, a double barrel with the assumed surname of her late husband Prince Philip – because this only applies to the couple’s lineal descendants. explains the official Royal website.

Why do members of the royal family have so many first names?

The Queen isn’t the only Queen to have multiple names that make up her nickname.

Prince Charles’ name is Charles Philip Arthur George, and the Queen’s three other children have numerous names.

Trooping The Color 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have each given their children three names (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

future king Prince William is William Arthur Philip Louis while his eldest son is named Prince George Alexander Louis.

Typically, the number of names is designed to honor past and present family members.

Both Charles and William have Philip in their names, after Prince Philip – while George is of course the regnant name of the Queen’s father, King George VI.

Louis is a tribute to the late Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was dearly loved by both Philip and Charles. His name was given to William, who gave it to his son, Prince Louis Arthur Charles.

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is named after both her great-grandmother, the Queen, and her late grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Queen Elizabeth II opens her new underground service, The Elizabeth Line, in London

Many royals have “Elizabeth” in their names, in honor of the Queen (Image: Andrew Matthews – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Charlotte is also a historically royal name – we’ve had a Queen Charlotte before – while some think she was chosen as the female version of Charles.

Many of the Queen’s other grandchildren and great-grandchildren also carry on the tradition of multiple tribute names.

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